Do you have a structured
approach to maintenance?
What is included in your
In “Uptime – Strategies for
Excellence in Maintenance Management” by John Dixon Campbell (ISBN
1-56327-053-6), John introduces a structured approach to understanding
maintenance and its components, as shown in the structure below:
It is a structure we
continue to use for evaluating asset management practices and
find it extremely useful. To help your
understanding of it,
we will provide a short and high-level
overview of some of the considerations related to components of this
At the leadership level, the
direction for the organization is determined, and the resources required
to “get it done” are allocated.
Maintenance strategy and
objectives needs to be developed to support the “top level” strategy
and objectives of the organization.
Strategy and objectives will develop into the criteria for
decision-making. Consistency in criteria for asset management will show in
allocation of resources, both in terms of capital and human resources.
Typical indicators of strategy focus are the selection criteria
of physical asset related projects, and the rigor and focus used in
maintenance processes. Typical
problems found, are poorly defined strategy and poor communication of
can work with your organization to assist in any of the above areas, and
can help you prioritize which areas are the most critical to your